Christiaan de Jong (Rotterdam, 1960), is
an allround composer / musician with experience in playing all kinds of music,
from authentique barroque to tango, from flamenco to contemporary composed and
improvised music and jazz. He is based in Barcelona and Amserdam.
He composed music for one instrument solo with or without electronics, up to
chambermusic, orchestral works and music for big band, dance projects and
theatre or his own "animated scores".
He composed for: Ralph van Raat, Harry
Sparnaay, Orkest De Volharding, Trio Sekwenza, Ensemble Barcelona Nova Musica,
Duo Daniel Ahlert & Birgit Schwab, Grupo Circulo, Banda Municipal de Barcelona,
Duo Matthijs Koene & Stefan Gerritsen, Duo Wiek Hijmans & Anna McMichael,
Barcelona Percussion Group, Marcel Worms, Sound of Colors Ensemble +Beatrice
Voellmy, Ensemble BB, Kaida, Ensamble Rosario, Ensemble Sizzle and
As a fluteplayer Christiaan de Jong uses
the Eva Kingma system 1/4 tone flute which permits him to play easily microtonal
tone music, used in so many "etnic" music cultures, jazz and contemporary
western composed music. He plays the barroque tranverse flute both in barroque
and contemporary music. De Jong started out as a classical guitar player, but
now also plays the electric guitar in both jazz and chambermusic settings. The
electric guitar can have an almost classical sound but extend to the most
extreme heavy metal sounds quitte easily. He likes to mix improvisational
elements and very defined composed parts and often uses electronic backgrounds
He performed concerts playing mainly his
own music and improvisation with Markus Stockhausen and Tara Bouman, Jorrit
Dijkstra, Riccardo Massari, Michael Svoboda, Luc Houtkamp, Frances Marie Uitti,
Wiek Hijmans, J. Mª Balanyà, Ananda Sukarlan, Robert Dick, Harry Sparnaay,
Garth Knox, Wolter Wierbos, Ere Lievonen and many other fine musicians..
He conducted many professional and youth
orquestras, involving written music and improvisation.
He founded various ensembles like Trio
Sekwenza, Ensemble Barcelona Nova Musica (=Mediterrani Art Ensemble),
Intelligent Sound Ensembe and Globus Ensemble
He played as electric guitar soloist
with the Banda Municipal de Barcelona, the Dutch group "Insomnio",
the Madrid group "Circulo".
He is founder and director of
Projecte Internacional d'Influències Musicals